We suggest that you join us for one of our free Be a Specialist Musician for a Day events held throughout the year , which will be held remotely this autumn. Through these events, you will see what life is like for a Specialist Musician at Wells, find out what it really means to focus on your music and gain a proper insight from our pupils. To book a place, please submit the following form at least a week before the date of the event:.
Name of Pupil required. Date of Birth. Parent Name s. Email Address required. Home Address required. Mobile Number required. Current School. Current Ensembles. Current Repertoire. Please click here to read our Privacy Notice. Mobile Number for contact on the day only. We welcome applications from musicians in the UK and overseas who are aged between eight and eighteen.
We would highly recommend that you arrange an online consultation before applying for an Audition. Grades and exam results are not essential entry requirements. Along with the application form we request that you send a DVD or link to a recent performance online. If you are not called for an Audition at this stage, advice can be given to help your musical development. It is very important that all applicants realise that the musical parts of the application and audition process will result in purely musical judgments, and that any outcome in the form of a particular musical status Specialist or Special Provision does not imply an entitlement to any automatic bursary funding.
Please see our scholarships section for more information. The audition process is not designed to be an intimidating experience, and the panel will be looking to identify your current skills and future potential. You should choose repertoire which you feel confident and comfortable in your ability to perform, and discuss your choices with your instrumental or vocal teacher.
The audition day will include the following components:. The Music department at Wells provides outstanding tuition and performance opportunities. I have witnessed many talented musicians from Wells go on to become some of the finest professional players in the country. Click here to find out more…. The Friends of Music at Wells Cathedral School was created to support and raise funds for the talented and enthusiastic young people who study and play music at the school.
Many of them go on to highly successful careers in the world of music and they benefit greatly from the support provided by the generous and interested audience of Friends.
Wells Cathedral School offers a wide range of concerts by visiting professional soloists and ensembles as well as its own highly talented pupils, in the new state-of-the-art Cedars Hall, in Wells Cathedral and in the intimate medieval Quilter Hall. Friends of Music receive advance information of all these concerts, and discounted ticket prices. They are also sent email invitations to additional free events and masterclasses, as well as a biannual magazine giving an insight into the activities of the music department, and other school magazines.
After minimal administrative expenses, all income is gifted to the School to purchase new instruments, to help subsidise concert tours abroad, and to meet other requests from the music department.
In recent years these have ranged from major grants for a concert grand piano and towards the building and equipping of Cedars Hall, to more modest but essential items such as new piano stools and music stands. To join, please fill out our Friends of Music Application Form. Click here for more information. Saturday 3rd October from Mark Stringer, Director of Music. Bob Chilcott: Requiem. Judith Bingham: Choral Music. Bob Chilcott: St.
John Passion. Signum Classics. The Armour of Light. John Tavener: Missa Wellensis. A Wells Christmas. Resonus Classics. John Joubert: St. Priory Records. Description Reviews. Music Artists Genres Albums. First Name: First Name must be between 2 and 32 characters! Last Name: Last Name must be between 2 and 32 characters! Email Address: E-Mail Address does not appear to be valid!
When making your plans, watch for concerts and services that feature the cathedral's own choir - these are the ensembles that have been gathered and trained for the best sound in that particular place. This list of England's most historic cathedrals includes Christmas music highlights from previous years.View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Twelve Best-Loved Christmas Carols on Discogs.